Anchored off Port Ewen
We arose early today (early for Steve and I) in order that we would pass under that bridge I mentioned 2 days ago. According to the dock master they have been having 3-4 foot tides lately. Harley and Steve insist we had lots of room.. Janice and I beg to differ... but I'm so...oo dramatic!
The Historical Town of Kingston
September/15/2009, Rondout Creek
Photo of Bridge we `brushed`under today.
We are in the "The Historical Town of Kingston".
Lat night we stayed on a mooring ball alongside Blue Blazes. Mike who works the crane at Hop-O-Nose gave us his mooring ball for the night. Isn't that just wonderful! After filling the tanks with diesel ($2.89/gal) we headed down the Hudson.
We motored all the way...no wind...but it didn't matter. We looked like a sailboat.
A large barge passed by us and I thought "I'm not even going to take a picture of that"; but I did. It seemed so blasé..wow!
The trip today 22.5 nm Log 10869. We are anchored in Kingston, Rondout Creek.
Highlights for the day: Going under a bridge with 56 foot vertical clearance (our masts are around 54 feet) and with the tide...it was questionable. I read about the clearance after we had brushed the underside! Yikes!
History: Kingston, the capital of New York in 1777, was burned to the ground by the British after their ships had managed to slip up the river.
The bridge is in Round Out Creak in Kingston, We found a great anchorage past it but think we best leave at low tide. Are going to stay a day and see the sites because the anchorage is safe and no charge ( anchored out and tied to shore to stay out of channel )
I Just wanted to let everyone know that we are in the Hudson!
What a day! Lion's Paw looks like a sailing vessel again. Yippee!
The best part about this "marina", we have internet. Last night on Skype, we spoke with Mum, Christine, Vanessa, Dad (JT) and Betty, Mike and Thera, Kim and Elyse and Jim (all the way from Australia). I feel good!
Yes, we are exhausted; I've lost every finger nail (again); we need a shower; missed lunch... but we think it`s been a good day.